On July 23, 2016, Christin and Russell Lewis were blessed with a pair of beautiful twins, one boy and one girl. But the couple from Newark, New Jersey, were stunned when Nolan and Savannah were born looking nothing like they or their doctors expected.
Christin and Russell are black. Nolan and Savannah have light skin and pale eyes. Nolan’s hair is platinum blond-yellow, while Savannah’s is auburn-red.
That’s because the twins have albinism, which means there is little to no melanin production in the skin, hair, and eyes. It’s a rare condition, but even more rare among twins.
There are many physical side effects as a result of their condition. For example, Nolan and Savannah suffer from rapid eye movement, light sensitivity, and incredibly fragile and sensitive skin.
They also have extremely brittle hair.
Perhaps even more challenging are the emotional ramifications. The Lewis family can’t go anywhere in public without questions and comments from strangers. Christin claims to have been accused of having an affair by outsiders who judge far too quickly. “People think that I cheated on my husband to have white babies,” Christin told SWNS.
“I want to make a public service announcement: We are faithful, we did not cheat on each other, and we did not use surrogates,” she said. “I carried these babies for nine months.”
Meet this beautiful family in the clip below.
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